By Stephen Schenck | February 5, 2014 11:03 AM
It doesn’t take a big leap of faith to get to thinking that Samsung’s Unpacked invitation that went out the other day – the one labeled “Unpacked 5” – would be used to launch the Galaxy S 5. Sure, it’s a little earlier than we were expecting, and sure MWC will mean a whole lot of other companies trying to steal the spotlight with announcements of their own, but Samsung seems undeterred. While we don’t yet have absolute confirmation that the GS5 is on the agenda, at least one source is speaking out in support of the theory, and also offers a few details about what to expect from the festivities.
The New York Times cites a source in the smartphone industry as confirming that the Galaxy S 5 is indeed the start of the Unpacked 5 event. But unlike the elaborate singing-and-dancing Broadway show Samsung put on last year for the Galaxy S 4′s debut, the GS5 launch could be comparatively down tempo – much more reserved, with far less of a spectacle.
We also hear a little about the phone itself – and more specifically, what we shouldn’t expect to see. According to this source, that means no iris scanner, and now quad HD display. The latter’s been a hugely contentions issue for GS5 rumors and if this information is correct, Samsung could be staying put at 1080p – what that means for hopes of a slightly larger screen, we don’t know. There’s also no mention of any metal-bodied construction.